Jump to content




Hello from Leeds...


Recommended Posts

Hi Folks, found this through our lass getting me a scope for xmas from FLO...

An extreme newbie, think i've set my scope up right, managed to have a look at Jupiter and the moon recently and gobsmacked, hope I'll be able to get some tips maybe meet up and learn off others...

I've got one of these...

Startravel - Skywatcher Startravel 80 (EQ1)

Any tips or anything would be welcome !! :-) plus any meetings round my neck of the woods i'd be interested in going along to get some help?



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Paul.

i'm just over the hill in Bradford. I have just signed up to the Bradford Astronomy Association. They seem like a really good bunch. I too am just starting out and have been overwhelmed by the amount of support and advice given by all at SGL and BAA.

All the best Martin.

Edited by Ewok
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Paul and welcome to the forum.

Congratulations on your new scope and on finding jupiter - it can only get better! I think that joining a group is a really good idea as there is nothing better than someone stood by you showing you the ropes. One useful purchase will be to get hold of a good star map to help show you where stuff is. Now there is a program called STELLARIUM which you can easily google and download and best of all - its FREE. Such a useful tool that can tell you what's in the sky on a given date and when it will be appearing in your part of the sky that's available to you.

Don't forget this forum is a great resource which is underpinned by people'e experience and who may own the very scope you have. Any questions please ask away in the relevant section.

Clear skies


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.